Northumbrian Water signs deal with Ørsted to go 100% renewable

Northumbrian Water will power all 1,858 of its sites using renewable electricity for the next four years after signing a deal with Ørsted. Ørsted owns...

Yuasa to showcase new wireless battery monitoring solution at Data Centre World

Yuasa will be launching a new UPS battery temperature monitoring solution at this year’s Data Centre World (stand D1025), at Excel, London on 12/13...

Pilot project explores grid balancing with UPS

Eaton has announced the first pilot project of its recently launched UPS-as-a-Reserve (UPSaaR) solution. Svenska kraftnät, a Swedish electricity transmission system operator, has selected...

Funding secured for KAO data centre campus

KAO Data Campus, a new £200m, 35-acre science and technology data centre campus located on the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, has raised an extra £33m through...

Esos and the slow death of energy management

Six months on from the original Esos deadline, what has the scheme achieved? If nothing else, it has shone a light on glaring gaps...

Survey finds 40% of IT managers do not consider power efficiency important in data...

A new report suggests that IT managers are not putting environmental concerns and energy efficiency as high on their agenda as they should, with...

Government pledges £246m to boost innovation in battery technology

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to...

Data centre batteries: Think smaller for optimum efficiency

Advances in generator technology mean that batteries within uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are increasingly being specified to provide power for shorter periods, boosting efficiency...

Transformers: robots to the rescue?

More needs to be done, through early detection and improved inspection regimes, to mitigate the risks posed to critical infrastructure by unexpected transformer failures....

BEIS considers multi-year contracts for DSR

The government expects the Capacity Market to be reinstated later this year and is reviewing potential issues, including delivery assurance and contract lengths... The Department...

Socomec opens new Tesla test lab

Socomec has just opened its new, extended testing laboratory. Named 'Tesla Power Lab', the 2000 square meter facility has the resources to carry out the most comprehensive...

System volatility poised to create flexibility challenge

Growth in variable renewables will lead to greater volatility in the power system, challenging inflexible ‘baseload’ generators while creating opportunities for new sources of power, a...

Apple to build new ‘green’ data centre in Iowa

Apple has announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data centre in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the...

Natron Energy appoints energy storage veterans

Natron Energy, a provider of battery products using Prussian blue electrode chemistry, has announced the appointment of two well-established energy storage veterans, Dr. Robert...

Battery storage: resilience trumps grid revenues?

When it comes to behind the meter battery storage, a share of grid services or arbitrage revenues is almost irrelevant for some industrial and...

National Grid warns UK will miss 2020 targets, predicts big battery future

Lack of progress in decarbonising heat and transport will see the UK miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, according to National Grid. The system operator...

Schneider Electric and HPE collaborate on solution for micro data centres

Schneider Electric has announced it has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on HPE Micro Datacenter. The collaboratively engineered converged infrastructure solution provides end-to-end...

Ofgem outlines Capacity Market changes

Ofgem aims to lighten the admin burden for power providers as part of its five-year review of the Capacity Market. It said the complexity...

CNet launches data centre sustainability programme

A new distance learning initiative, focused on sustainability, has launched by CNet in response to calls from data centre professionals for a programme to...

Load sharing hybrid power systems: removing the barriers

Deep Sea Electronics (DSE) has developed a control solution that removes the barriers to hybrid load sharing installations. John Ruddock explains how mission critical...